5 Easter Egg Safety Tips You Need To Know

There may be hidden dangers in those colorful Easter eggs. But there are tips you can follow to have a safe and joyous holiday. 

Stacie Billis of coolmompicks.com has some eggcellent tips.

First: always use hard-boiled eggs, never raw.

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Billis told INSIDE EDITION, "Since kids are usually helping to decorate Easter eggs, it's really important to use hard-boiled eggs, because if they crack, you want to make sure raw egg isn't getting all over the kitchen or their little hands."

And when it comes to coloring eggs, make sure you use edible dye only.

"You want to look at a package if you get one of those Easter egg coloring kits and really most of them use food grade dye, but look and make sure. Alternatively, you can just use food coloring, the kind you get in the baking aisle at your supermarket. It's really fun and you know that's safe," said Billis.

Once the eggs are dyed, keep them refrigerated as long as possible.

"Be sure that eggs don't sit out for more than two hours. They need to go back in the fridge at that point, otherwise they are no longer safe to eat," she instructed. 

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And before using eggs in an Easter egg hunt, always check for cracks in the shell.

"Those cracks are where bacteria can really creep in and make the egg inedible.

And to be 100% sure your eggs are safe, Billis said, "Make two batches, one for eating the other for decorating, Easter egg baskets, egg hunts.  Or, if you want to be really safe, you can just use plastic eggs for your Easter egg hunt."